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HF 1183

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 06/21/2017 11:01am

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A bill for an act
relating to health insurance; providing that health plans are not required to cover
health services related to gender transition; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62Q.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

[62Q.59] COVERAGE NOT REQUIRED FOR HEALTH SERVICES
RELATED TO GENDER TRANSITION.

Subdivision 1.

Coverage not required.

(a) A health plan is not required to provide
coverage for health services related to gender transition, including but not limited to sex
reassignment surgery.

(b) This subdivision applies to health plans not governed by the requirements of Code
of Federal Regulations, title 45, part 92. This paragraph expires upon the receipt of any
federal waivers or upon any changes to federal law that are necessary to allow all health
plan companies to implement paragraph (a). The commissioner of commerce shall notify
the revisor of statutes when this paragraph expires.

Subd. 2.

Definition.

For purposes of this section, "gender transition" means the process
in which a person goes from living and identifying as one gender to living and identifying
as another and which may involve social, legal, or physical changes.

Subd. 3.

Waiver of federal law or law change.

The commissioner of commerce shall
seek any waivers of federal law, including a waiver of Code of Federal Regulations, title
45, section 92.207(b)(4), or federal law changes that are necessary to allow all health plan
companies to implement subdivision 1.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

Subdivisions 1 and 2 are effective January 1, 2018, and apply to
health plans offered, sold, issued, or renewed on or after that date. Subdivision 3 is effective
the day following final enactment.

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